Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 368 390
Rank change year-on-year -51 +22 +14
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 534 665 672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.34% 5.46% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 424 438
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £330
90th Percentile £625 £588 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%
10th Percentile £27.50 £23.54 £37.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £37.40 £41.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 -
% change year-on-year +8.62% - -

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12318 12178 13525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 11.47% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8081 7863 8641
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.62% +0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 450 474
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +7.51% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £51.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +7.75%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 500 £475 +1.88% 63
UK excluding London -3 332 £475 +5.56% 34
London -53 194 £500 +2.04% 30
South East -19 141 £460 +1.38% 7
North of England +68 61 £425 - 7
East of England -17 47 £475 +5.56% 6
North West +12 38 £475 +11.76% 4
South West -6 36 £500 +17.65% 3
Midlands +30 19 £400 -5.88% 10
Scotland +19 18 £550 +10.00%
Yorkshire +25 17 £325 -23.53% 2
West Midlands +30 12 £400 -5.88% 7
Wales +17 10 £600 +23.08%
East Midlands -6 6 £388 -8.82% 3
North East - 6 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 253 (47.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 242 (45.32%) Information Security
3 182 (34.08%) CISSP
4 163 (30.52%) GDPR
5 140 (26.22%) Finance
6 128 (23.97%) CISM
7 104 (19.48%) Cybersecurity
8 95 (17.79%) Firewall
9 91 (17.04%) Risk Management
10 84 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
11 83 (15.54%) Data Protection
12 76 (14.23%) SIEM
13 74 (13.86%) Linux
14 72 (13.48%) Degree
15 71 (13.30%) Windows
15 71 (13.30%) Project Management
16 70 (13.11%) COBIT
17 68 (12.73%) Management Information System
18 67 (12.55%) CISA
19 63 (11.80%) ITIL
20 60 (11.24%) Security Architecture
20 60 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
21 59 (11.05%) Microsoft
22 57 (10.67%) Security Operations
23 54 (10.11%) Data Centre
24 52 (9.74%) Retail
25 48 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
26 47 (8.80%) Cisco
27 46 (8.61%) Java
27 46 (8.61%) Analytical Skills

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (4.49%) Tomcat
2 20 (3.75%) Apache
3 18 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (2.62%) IIS
5 12 (2.25%) JBoss
6 9 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.94%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.56%) Mule
9 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.37%) CMS
10 2 (0.37%) Confluence
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.81%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.93%) Office 365
4 19 (3.56%) Mimecast
5 13 (2.43%) GitHub
6 12 (2.25%) SaaS
7 8 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.31%) IaaS
9 2 (0.37%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Akamai
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.19%) npm
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 95 (17.79%) Firewall
2 43 (8.05%) TCP/IP
3 38 (7.12%) Network Security
4 27 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 25 (4.68%) LAN
5 25 (4.68%) WAN
6 18 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (3.18%) DNS
7 17 (3.18%) SAN
8 16 (3.00%) Wireless
9 12 (2.25%) VPN
10 10 (1.87%) DHCP
10 10 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (1.87%) Intranet
11 9 (1.69%) BIG-IP
11 9 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (1.69%) NAS
11 9 (1.69%) SSL
12 8 (1.50%) Internet
13 7 (1.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.12%) MongoDB
3 18 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.12%) MySQL
7 6 (1.12%) Redis
8 4 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.56%) Big Data
9 3 (0.56%) DataStax
9 3 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.37%) HBase
10 2 (0.37%) OLAP
10 2 (0.37%) OLTP
10 2 (0.37%) QlikView
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.37%) Sqoop
10 2 (0.37%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 26 (4.87%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.75%) Cucumber
4 17 (3.18%) JIRA
5 13 (2.43%) GitLab
5 13 (2.43%) Mockito
6 5 (0.94%) Subversion
7 3 (0.56%) Maven
8 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.37%) Hudson
9 1 (0.19%) Bower
9 1 (0.19%) Grunt
9 1 (0.19%) gulp
9 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.19%) Moq
9 1 (0.19%) NUnit
9 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 140 (26.22%) Finance
2 52 (9.74%) Retail
3 35 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.99%) Legal
5 30 (5.62%) Banking
6 18 (3.37%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.06%) Law
8 8 (1.50%) Local Government
9 7 (1.31%) Marketing
10 3 (0.56%) Automotive
10 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (19.10%) Analyst
2 95 (17.79%) Architect
3 76 (14.23%) Consultant
4 64 (11.99%) Security Analyst
5 59 (11.05%) Security Consultant
6 55 (10.30%) Security Architect
7 50 (9.36%) Project Manager
8 44 (8.24%) Security Manager
9 34 (6.37%) Information Analyst
9 34 (6.37%) Information Security Analyst
10 32 (5.99%) Security Specialist
11 23 (4.31%) Information Security Manager
11 23 (4.31%) Security Engineer
12 19 (3.56%) Business Analyst
12 19 (3.56%) Information Security Consultant
13 17 (3.18%) Security Project Manager
13 17 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.00%) Technical Architect
15 15 (2.81%) Information Manager
15 15 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.18%) REST
2 25 (4.68%) Web Services
3 23 (4.31%) Spring
4 22 (4.12%) RESTful
5 19 (3.56%) SOAP
6 18 (3.37%) JSON
7 13 (2.43%) JMX
8 11 (2.06%) Middleware
9 10 (1.87%) .NET
10 9 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (1.31%) jQuery
11 7 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
12 6 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (1.12%) Gherkin
13 5 (0.94%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.94%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.94%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.94%) HTML
13 5 (0.94%) SAML
13 5 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.73%) Management Information System
2 54 (10.11%) Data Centre
3 46 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.43%) Data Protection Act
5 27 (5.06%) Computer Science
6 24 (4.49%) CESG
7 22 (4.12%) PKI
8 21 (3.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (2.25%) Algorithms
10 11 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
12 9 (1.69%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.69%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.50%) Clustering
13 8 (1.50%) Freedom of Information Act
14 7 (1.31%) Cyber Attack
14 7 (1.31%) EPoS
15 6 (1.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.86%) Linux
2 71 (13.30%) Windows
3 38 (7.12%) Unix
4 23 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (4.12%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.31%) Solaris
7 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.56%) Android
9 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.37%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Debian
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (45.32%) Information Security
2 104 (19.48%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (17.04%) Risk Management
4 84 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (15.54%) Data Protection
6 76 (14.23%) SIEM
7 71 (13.30%) Project Management
8 63 (11.80%) ITIL
9 60 (11.24%) Security Architecture
10 57 (10.67%) Security Operations
11 48 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (8.43%) Incident Management
12 45 (8.43%) TOGAF
13 39 (7.30%) Security Management
14 37 (6.93%) Data Security
14 37 (6.93%) E-Commerce
14 37 (6.93%) Migration
15 36 (6.74%) PRINCE2
15 36 (6.74%) Vulnerability Management
16 35 (6.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.61%) Java
2 26 (4.87%) SQL
3 22 (4.12%) Python
4 11 (2.06%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.87%) Perl
5 10 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.87%) Ruby
6 6 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.94%) C#
8 4 (0.75%) PHP
9 2 (0.37%) C
10 1 (0.19%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.19%) Delphi
10 1 (0.19%) Groovy
10 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.19%) Scala
10 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 182 (34.08%) CISSP
2 128 (23.97%) CISM
3 72 (13.48%) Degree
4 67 (12.55%) CISA
5 30 (5.62%) Security Cleared
6 28 (5.24%) SANS
7 26 (4.87%) SC Cleared
8 21 (3.93%) SSCP
9 19 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (3.37%) CRISC
11 16 (3.00%) CESG Certified Professional
11 16 (3.00%) MCSE
11 16 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (2.81%) ISSAP
13 14 (2.62%) CLAS
13 14 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (2.25%) CCNP
14 12 (2.25%) MCSA
14 12 (2.25%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (47.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 163 (30.52%) GDPR
3 70 (13.11%) COBIT
4 43 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 33 (6.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (3.75%) PSD2
7 14 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (1.87%) RMADS
10 8 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 8 (1.50%) PA-DSS
11 7 (1.31%) AS 2805
11 7 (1.31%) ISO 22301
11 7 (1.31%) ISO 8583
12 6 (1.12%) ISAE 3402
12 6 (1.12%) QA
13 5 (0.94%) FedRAMP
13 5 (0.94%) GPG13
13 5 (0.94%) HMG Infosec
13 5 (0.94%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 35 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.62%) XenApp
4 12 (2.25%) vSphere
5 8 (1.50%) Docker
6 3 (0.56%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.37%) HDFS
7 2 (0.37%) IAG
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.37%) XenServer
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 36 (6.74%) Puppet
2 20 (3.75%) Nessus
3 16 (3.00%) SCCM
4 10 (1.87%) WSUS
5 8 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (1.50%) SCOM
6 7 (1.31%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.94%) Ansible
7 5 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.94%) Nagios
8 4 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.75%) Packer
8 4 (0.75%) Terraform
9 3 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.56%) Kibana
9 3 (0.56%) logstash
9 3 (0.56%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.37%) Nmap
Vendors
1 59 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.80%) Cisco
3 31 (5.81%) VMware
4 29 (5.43%) Splunk
5 27 (5.06%) Oracle
6 26 (4.87%) Qualys
7 17 (3.18%) CheckPoint
8 16 (3.00%) Citrix
8 16 (3.00%) F5
8 16 (3.00%) McAfee
8 16 (3.00%) Palo Alto
9 13 (2.43%) Tufin
10 11 (2.06%) Juniper
11 9 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.69%) Symantec
12 8 (1.50%) AlienVault
12 8 (1.50%) IBM
12 8 (1.50%) LogRhythm
12 8 (1.50%) Tripwire
13 7 (1.31%) Sophos